Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of 93-Year-Old Stamford Woman

A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 93-year-old Stamford woman. 

Police arrested 51-year-old Robert Simmons, of Stamford, and charged him with the murder of 93-year-old sabella Mehner, of Stamford. 

Police said the victim was found at the bottom of a staircase, but she had injuries that were not consistent with falling down the stairs.

Police said they responded to Mehner’s home around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 after the death of a woman who appeared to have fallen down a staircase, but police determined that her injuries were not consistent with a fall down the stairs and her death was classified as a homicide. 

Investigators identified Simmons, who had been hired to do odd jobs at Mehner’s house, as a suspect and he has been charged with murder, felony murder and home invasion.

He is being held on a $2 million bond.

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